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Jordan Evangelical Council selects new president

By JT - Sep 07,2019 - Last updated at Sep 07,2019

Members of the General Assembly of the Jordan Evangelical Church Council pose for a group photo (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Members of the Jordan Evangelical Council general assembly have selected Rev. Habes Nimat as president for a three-year term. 

The council also elected a new administrative committee for the next three years during its session, according to a statement issued by the council on Saturday.

A report of 20 clauses was presented during the council’s session, which shed light on the activities of the five evangelical churches that fall under the council’s jurisdiction.   

The report addressed the council’s administrative role in leading the evangelical councils in both Jordan and Palestine, noting that its president had sent a letter to US President Donald Trump demanding that he abolish plans to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and “heeding His Majesty King Abdullah’s wisdom”. 

President-elect Nimat from the Christian Alliance Church and the founder of the Alliance Academy in Yadouda, outlined his vision for the council to give priority to practical service and to unify the evangelical effort. Nimat expressed support to the cooperation with Palestinian evangelicals describing that as “an honour” for the Jordanian council. 

He also stressed the need to build strong relations with all Christian confessions, noting: “We share a loving relation. We are open to everyone, extend our hand and hope for a positive response.” 

Nimat stressed the importance of “good citizenship” and the need to work with all social and public institutions noting that “we serve God and we obey the authorities as God has commanded us”.

The newly elected administrative committee comprises: Rev. David Rihani as vice president, Rev. Hani Nuqul as treasurer, Daoud Kuttab as secretary, and Rev. Ghaleb Kawar, Rev. Nabeeh Abbassi and Rev. Waleed Madanat as members.

The council honoured the outgoing president Gen. Imad Mayah for his seven years of service.

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